How To Hit A Stinger | The Shot Every Golfer Wants In The Bag

How To Hit A Stinger | The Shot Every Golfer Wants In The Bag

I hope y’all having a great day I’m out
here at Nashville Golf and Athletic Club and I am gonna teach you how to hit a
stinger and kind of walk through my thought process and how I go about
hitting the stinger I’m also going to show you how to hit the big banana cut
and the big sweeping draw those will be the three shots that I’ve got for you
here on the channel today I don’t know if you’ve seen these stinger shots kind
of floating around the gram YouTube and pretty much every time I play golf
I love hitting them hope you do too hope you can learn a little bit get out and
show your buddies how to hit a stinger after watching this we’re gonna jump
right into it all righty first and foremost you’ve got to select
a club yes I’ve got the four iron Titleist seven twelve you this is the
club that I hit all my stingers with typically I like the four iron selection
just because I can control the trajectory the best however a three iron
or a two iron works as well some sort of long iron I also have some buddies who
use their hybrid or fairway woods so just kind of at your preference but I do
like to go with the four iron alright I’ve got five keys to hitting a quality
stinger first is ball position I’m gonna put the ball position about middle of
the stance so kind of think about where you’d put a wedge shot in your stance
that’s where I put the ball position for a good stinger second key is to put 60%
of your weight on the front foot third key is to lead hard with the hands
creating a lot of lag so you want those hands leading hard the fourth key is to
make sure your upper body is actually rotating as well because if you don’t
rotate your upper body and are leading hard with the hands that clubface is
going to be open which will cause it to squirt out to the right
and the final key is to have loose forearms kind of think noodle arms so
you want no tension in your forearms so you can create a lot of speed tension is
going to actually slow you down through impact so we want speed to hit a good
stinger you heard all five tips now just send it not almost right up through the bunker
not quite but we’ll take it I wanted to show you my swing in slow-mo so here it
is there wasn’t a quick wardrobe change in
clouds did not whole and this was filmed on a different day that was hit out just
a bit to the right a little baby draw on it that looks good right there this is
the face on view the ball does look to be a little forward of center however
that was just the camera angle it’s pretty much right in the middle of my
stance and we’ll take that right there now back to how to hit a stinger stay
tuned till the end of this video after I’ve showed you how to hit a
stinger and we’re just gonna have a plethora of stingers after that just one
right after the other to end this video of how to hit a stinger you’re gonna see
more stingers than you probably even want to but they’re there if you’d like
to view next up we have the banana bender bending it around this tree I’m
gonna have to cut this somewhere around 50 to 60 yards to get it back to the pen
how I set up for the banana bender is I’m gonna open my stance open my whole
body I want to kick the club way outside so then I can swing hard down into the
left yeah it’s a borderline shank but that’s how you cut it 50 or 60 yards so
that’s what we’re gonna do here we were a long ways out there so we
weren’t gonna reach it that was more or less just a layup we’ll take that all
day long if y’all are famous stingers like I am
drop a lie down below I love hitting them hope you do too
third and final shot bender around the corner what I’m gonna
do here I’m gonna aim relatively at the target maybe a little right drop my back
foot two to four inches causing me to swing more inside to out that’s gonna
cause that big curve I’m also gonna close the club face just a little bit
should look about like this I’m not gonna hit down any better than
that right there the hotel really well we’ll take it all right here’s the pen I
wanted to show you where this ball ended up since I don’t get that opportunity on
Instagram very often here’s where it ended up just off the back edge it just
ran through the green probably about 35 40 feet from here but we’ll take it I
hope this was a beneficial tutorial for you on how to hit a stinger hope this
helps you get out there and sting it with the best of them you can show your
friends tell them these tips as well share this video would be greatly
appreciate in it if you haven’t subscribed already that’d be greatly
appreciate it as well and y’all here comes a bunch of stingers you’re
probably gonna get tired of watching stingers because there are quite a few
hope you enjoy them and until next time we’ll see you when we see ya oh my that is ridiculous Oh like gouache that was stung
that was stung so hard honey came out of it

Comments (66)

  1. What was your favorite stinger from the ending compilation?!

  2. Yesss… gonna be in KC rest of week. Only gonna need one club on the range this time!

  3. The ball litteraly roles off every green

  4. If your teeing off with a stinger do you tee it higher? Or just like a normal iron tee off? Also fav is 9:50

  5. Holy smokes! A UFO has been spotted at 8:40! 😮 Another one at 9:05! What the ?

  6. What's your yardage for a full swing 4 iron and then the yardage for your stinger shot?

  7. The Radford Tree 👍

  8. Try play a full round of golf hitting only draws or only fades

  9. Love it 🤘🏻😎🤘🏻

  10. That tree on the first shot of the video was the perfect spot for stingers. You hit 2 or 3 great ones from that spot. Enjoyed everything about the video. Thanks

  11. How far do you normally hit a 4 iron stinger that would be beneficial information

  12. One of my favorite quotes “ Zac Radford the stinger master”

  13. The one through the “V” tree

  14. Hey zach do u swing the same way, for example a lot of upper body rotation and hands forward, when hitting draws and fades

  15. I'd still like to play a round with you since you are just a couple hours away. I'm beginning to think my masterful game is intimidating you. Lol

  16. I SUCK at stingers, but man do I love them when I hit them properly. The most satisfying shot in golf in my mind.

  17. I've never held or swung a golf club in my life… but someday, somehow, this will prove useful

    Thanks for the video–really enjoyed watching it!

  18. You hit stingers, I hit punch shots…

  19. Thank u sooo much for the video Zac!!

  20. would a 5 iron work?

  21. If your swing mechanics aren’t at least decent in the first place, you shouldn’t even try this lol

  22. 4:58 hooking stinger on repeat

  23. Honestly every single one of those is sick man🤙🏻

  24. Thx for this video zac I can't wait to practice this after school tomorrow and I think it will greatly help my golf game

  25. Zac Radford is better than this guy… oh wait 🤦‍♂️

    Ya gotta watch Zac's first ever upload & "9 minutes of pure sauce stingers" videos.

  26. This is the Mecca of all stinger videos. Could you maybe upload some vids of you hittin stingers with a hybrid and 3 wood?

  27. Still learning how to hit a stinger and have hit some. But this video is going to help tremendously. Thank you for the great content you post. Really enjoy it

  28. “That was stung so hard honey came out of it “ hahaha love it !

  29. Boy, that was simply amazing!
    Have you ever though about doing online lessons and critiquing someones swing before? I think you'd be awesome at it! (Plus I could personally use the advise XD)

  30. Love them all. Pure. Pure. Pure.
    Do your stingers hold the green if they pitch on it or do they run out?

  31. Thanks for the video but it's really quiet when you are talking to the camera sometimes struggling to hear on my phone

  32. The video we’ve all been waiting for. No way I hit a shot that close to a tree lol you’re a madman 😄

  33. One of the best videos

  34. Night shot glow ball stinger was awesome! Beckham has nothin on you, Zac. Way to sting it and bend it! 👊

  35. They are all sick but the one at the open of the video through the v in the trunk of the 🌲 #kingofsting

  36. Awesome video. Thank you for the knowledge bomb!

  37. Zac, some great takes there.

  38. Please try to go pro. It would be awesome seeing you hit those stingers on TV.

  39. Take a shot everytime Zac says stinger

  40. sooo… think nuudles.. Aight -> dinner time

  41. Brilliant video mate .you are the stinger king 🤴👍

  42. That is beautiful on my earholes and eyeballs.

  43. zacccc should’ve played it with me I was there yesterday.

  44. I don't know how you get that nice compression sound but sure nice to watch.

  45. about how far are you using this shot from? 250-260?

  46. Zac Radford can you subscribe to my channel please here's the link –

  47. I have been golfing since i was 2 1/2 now im a 14

  48. Awesome video Zac. Going to definitely try these shots

  49. Unreal stingers. I see you sometimes have a divot and sometime you don’t, which do you try to do?! Love the videos btw big fan!

  50. Can you hit stingers with like a 9 iron? I'm thinking that if you are in a position where you need to hit 150 yards, but you can't do the typical shot that you would like to, can you shoot a stinger with a 9 iron with the same ball distance (150 yards)? So im hitting a 4 iron probably around 210 yards. Does the stinger travel as far as 210 yards or do you have like a math equation on how far the ball is going to reduce or better your distance? Love the vids!

  51. The stinger master finally shows his tricks

  52. How I hit a stinger I just make simple and just close the face and hit a normal swing works good for me maybe not as far as the way you do it Zac but it’ works for me like I take an 8 iron close the face it goes about as far as hitting a6 iron normal but it really helps you get under tree limbs and we know what a pain they are ok just my version of the stinger not saying there’s anything wrong with yours Zac 👍👊on the vid

  53. In this video…do I get to see stingers? Man, I sure hope so…

    Love the video my dude. Great stuff. Going to film my attempt and shoot it your way 🤘🏼⛳️

  54. Did I hear Mike Bury and later Matt Fire Friar??? Excellent compilation Zach.

  55. @Zac Radford Can you subscribe to my youtube channel please

  56. These are incredible! i love 9:48 is my favourite ! ! ! How far or how much shorter do you hit a 4iron stinger than a 4 iron normal full swing?

  57. I could watch these all day 😬

  58. Zac this would mean a lot if you would reply back to

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